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THE IVER PRESS.
Vcd.c . ey,.rgvsEt m1, 1881. A,!,, tet r ittr ',,,i a t( o lativ , co. ta'tfd.tLin'J matter in le,:! 'I .fr ,r 'irUi/, i/ ti, i paper, slhouhl be addresse t' , T, e ' 'o, fIrr.', e, 'taid the anaoe (f the writer mtus. Lctl ui,'' t :.'., t ui, will be inserted in theenc column. att lite'rat o." ''/ttl ra ,' ,,s' lt',' i, f'.rom tr n,ntient an( IN TOWN AND OUT. -- o --- Overco.ats were in demand yesterday. The Commissioners meet next Mon day. The stage to 'arker goes out to-morrow. A little child of T'. Van lile died yester day. The news from the Belt mining district is good. Miss Juli: Da:vis, c:.lored, one of the pio neers of Beanton, di=d last week. The brick wlrk oin the new hotel will be gin in a few days. George bcott is grailing a relputation as a Lgood and ellicicnt fNicer. W. J. Minar, the druggist, is building a ware rooitl in the rear of his store. The Martnsdele coach which was due yes terday had not a.rrived het this forenoon. "Tapioc:t'is recovering. Fort Benton sur gery is ahead of Washingtou.-NVew North. WVes.t. The I)i;t; ie Cout1, Judge Wae ad presiding, begins next 'FTue iay. T'tere will be a fair term's work. The fall round-up fto the Shoukin, Teton, liighwood and a ij:tccnt ranges will begin September 1i:ih. 11. S. Isale & Co., druggists of Helena, will estab'ish a branch house in Benton wtlunn the next year. George Hlouk will send his agricultural colection to the Territorial fair.. It will catch some red ribb',n too. We suppos.e the Record is now fully ap p1riused of the fact that Heiman Brinkman was a candidate for school trustee. Alice, the three-.year-old daughter of Mr. W. S Conwa y, of this city,, died last Friday at Mr. C's ranch in Meagher county. Gans & Klein's mammoth sign is com pleted and can be read without the use of a telescope for a distance of two miles. Mr. J. J. Kennedy has temporarily remov ed his meat market to the building opposite the jail, where his patrons will find him pre pared to supply their wants in his line. Attention is called to the "ad." of Klein schmidt & Bro. in this issue. The readers of the liv.ve PsFass who buy goods in Ben ton will find it profitable to peruse the same. Settle & Stevenson offer for sale 100 choice building lots-well located and which will be sold at bottom prices-in whole blocks, half blocks or in quantities as prefered by pur chasers. 44tf Over a hundred recruits came up the river on the Black Hills, a portion stopping at Bu ford, some at Riocky Point and the remain der passed through Benton on Thursday en route to Slhaw. Thirteen men employed in the Wilton brickyard struck for higher wages this week. They were getting three dollars a day and wantthree and a half. Taeir demands have not been acceded to. Ten thousand dollars of Choteau county bo:ads will be sold at the Court House to morrow, Sept. 1, at 11 o'clock a.m. The bondus draw seven per cent. Interest and ought to bring a premiunn. Mesrs; Sullivan & Goss are having nme building just vacated by Mr. Kennedy fitted up in go.od style and will soon open out there with a big stock of said!es, harness &c. 'I heir stock is exlected in Benton every lday. Benton sinners are now invited to the house of worship by the musicai tones a re :eutly imported church bell. To the average Bentonian, the inflaencee of a church bell is secondt only to tliat of a midern belle.--Cour One of the recruits on the Black Hills be came insane when the boat was near Clagget and attempted to take his life by severing an .artery., He seems to be hopelessly insane and will be sent east to the government isy tum. TLe latest from Washington is to the ef fect that the President is rallying and hope has given place to the gloom that prevailed a iew days ago. But the patient is by no means out of danger and the hour for rejoic ing has not yet arrived. Tapioca has brought suit for damages in the sum of =.5,000 against the shooting Starr of-the Red Cloud. The latter will realize before he gets through with this little busiuess that Benton is a bad place to use his little pop gun. The proprietor of the Occidental saloon has after considerable trouble secured the employment of Mr. Boyd, one of the most polite and agreeable barkeepers in the Terri tory. Mr. Boyd's reputation as a drink mix our is well-known throughout the country. The fire that has been sweeping the preirie north of Benton as with a besom of destruc tion was happily extinguished by the copious rains of yesterday. Much damage had been done by the fire and but for the rain the loss to ranchmen and stockmen would have been very great. Dick Mee intends to build himself a neat two-story brick residence, on his Main street property, this fall. As: Richard is a bachelor, this step looks very much as if he proposes to, enr.:ll. himself among the Benedicts. Girls, this is fair warning ; -catch him if yon The "ad." of the First National Bank of this city, one of the: soid inslitutions of Montana;will be found in another column. Although not establashbe more than a, year, Sthe First National 6f Bu'nton already, ta es rank with the. leading banking institutions 4)f the Territory. We must beg the i'.ulgppe of our readers again for issuing on "'manilla" paper and in reduced form. Our stock of print paper, ordered two months since, has not yep come to hand but-we ~are ,,peeting oat yvefry: oon. We can only promise to make up inathe fp lure for present losses. Mr. Henry Brooks, frop near FQort~)a ginnis, informs -us that .h.uch iamage has been done in that section by fire. iHe fought the fire fiend five days and nights to sa=ehiis property and we are glad to say he was :s a cesaful, ;Tb a ooyesterday r. B saer, wasa Qod-send forTh ete countr HORSE THIEVES. ". -= Two Stories About Them, Quite as Dif - ferent as Day and Night. 5.d The Capture and Escape Probably a Myth. il Sunday morning sheriff Healy received telegrams from the Coal Banks informing him that two horse thieves whohad been captured by a pursuing party had effected an escape about seven miles from the Coal Banks, first getting the guns from the escort of three and shooting down Jake Wirtz and Ed. Hlanich. r- It seems that the horses, nIlimiriuig some 150, were stolen from the Mounted Police is and rancmtuen this side of Fort McLeod, and according to the first story a party of -,seven followed the thieves and captured two of them and the horses on the Marias. Then followed the startling story about the shoot ing and the escape of the villains to the Bear a Paw mountains. henry Neihtff, a welfknown freighter,ar g rived in Beuton to-Jay, however, and spoils this nesit sensation. lie thinks the "captu:e" and "escape" are only imaginary occur rences, and that the alleged cap tors are cheek by jowl with the thieves, and he has good reasons for thinking so. On Friday night the party rode up to his camp, eight in number, and re r mained with him all night. 'The horses they put in his corral to remain until morning. A portion of the party pretended that the re m maining number were horse thieves they had, caught and that they were on their way with them to Uonton,and with the captured borses as well. But Mr. Neihoff suspected that the "captors" and "captives" were on a par and I and from remarks he heard his suspicions I were confirmed. ; In fact he overheard a con versation in which one of the men said, "If these fellows drop on to our game and start to give informatton we must head them off, that's all."' Ie saw then that he could do nothing but entertain his "guests." They left him early next morning. As to the shooting of Jacob Wirtz it had no connec tion with this matter, a gun having been ac- i cidently discharged and the ball lodging in Wirtz's shoulder. Neihoff says a son of Wirtz is his authority for this stateni'nt." We have not this story directly from 1£r. t Neihoff as he. had returned to his train before we could see him. Parties to whom he narrated the facts told us and the statement can not differ much from Mr. N's There is quite a variance between the stories and the reader is privileged to pay his money and take his choice. It is certain, however, that 150 horses have been stolen and that the thieves, whether eight or less, camped with Mr. Neihoff at Alkali Springs on Friday night last. It is also certain that'the thieves are at liberty in possession of the hores iid pushing their way towards the N. P. R. H. Active efforts, we understand,are beingmade to capture them in earnest and the 'good name of Montana and Choteau county in particular,. demands that they shall be taken dead or alive. There is a gang of perhaps a dozen that has been a l terror in this section, and it is time they were brought to a halt-at the end of-a rop ;,·\· m mII PURELY PERSONAL, -Chas. Kimball, of Helena, is in the city. -Nate Bell, of Sun River, is in the city. -John Lepley, of the Big Sag, is in town. -J. D. Weather ýax, of the Teton, is in town. . . -J. X Beidler is registered at the Over land. -Col. C. A. Broadwater was in Benton on Monday. -Mr. J. H. McKuight, of Fort Shaw, is in the city. -Jo. hlacdle, one of the stilwart freight ers of Montana, is in tovn. -John W.: Powers has gone to the States on a business and pleasure trip. -Bob Blankenbaker (what a blankety blank name that is ?) is in town. -R. L. McCullough, of Assinnaboin, was in Benton a few days this week. -Charles Rowe, Herman Brinkinan,..il Henry Kennerly went to Barker last Sunday. -A. W. Kingsbury, one of the cattle kings of Choteau, has been in town the past week. --Mrs. Edward .Moale and daughter Nan nie, were in Benton Thursday en route to Ft. Shaw. -Father Scallen 'had been -in Benton -the past week and left on Monday for St`Iagna tius Mission. -John Moffitt is in the city superintend ing the work on the new structure of 'David son & Moffitt. -Al. Mattes, agent for Chas. Wells, of Helena, is in the city selling the Singer sewing machine. -Dr. Wheelock returped recently from,: a week's visit to the Barker District. He re ports everything lovely at the cam'p. -John S. Hancock, a prominent business man of lbeque, Iowa, who is "doing" Montana, is registered at the Choteau House. -J. B. Keenan, clerk of the Black Hills, of the Benton P Line, Was in the city this week. The Black Hills has got-as:far as Clag gett. ---Hi. Wright, the bonanza king, has, been in Benton the past few days adjusting some' difficulties in regard to the famous Wright & Edwards mine. --Jim. Wells, accompanied by Hrs. Ned Parker, left for Claggett Saturday. The latter is on the way down the river to join her irrepressible hubby. , -Eugene Lippincott, '6f. Su River, and _formerly an employs of the RivEs PREss, is now sticking type and making himself otherwise useful at the 1.record office. ' -Ludwig Wornmelsderf and August Krupp, of Hambqrg, Germany, are regis- o tered at t ve Overlaid. The latter is a rela tiva of the inventor of the famous Krupp is in Benton looking after his large business interests at this place. =The Co~mmodore pis always welcomed by his hosts of friends in -0. E. Hugby, of ~ ghy-s .bbott, trad:! ers near.the mouth of. the Musselshell, : was in the ity a few days this week purchasing poiunds of od b i ackiniaw.' ' I:~i =-MissT Emma Atchison, daughter of Mr" John S. Atchison, of Atchisonville, near Ft. Maginnis, was .arried to Harry J. Spratt, of Galena, t1ll, on the :4th inst. The bride resided formerly with her parents at Helena and has many friends in Montana who will join the RIVER PRESS in extending cong~atu lations. -Miss Katie Schwartz, sister of our fellow townsman, John Schwartz, arrived in Benton last week,.having made the trip from Tritu4ville, Pa., without an escort. She comes on a visit to her brother, and will return -soon. Miss Schwartz is a plucky girl, full iworthy to be a Montanian, and if otr Ben .ton bachelors permit her to return with a whole heart we will have a poor opinion of their gallantry. -Mr. E. R. Clinghan, principal of the Benton schools, returned on iunday from the ,4ttes; having spent, his vacation with his parents at Sioux City. Mr. C. was a passenger up the river on the Far West, and in company with half a dozen others made the journey overland from Rocky Point, a distance of two hundred miles. Mr. Cling han will resume the work of "training the tender thought" in Benton next Monday week. -By an inexcusable oversight we neglect ed to mention last week that Mr. Horace R. iBuck, editor of ilte Record, had gone all the 'way to Connecticut, where he has been duly enrolled in the grand army of Benedicts. The happy event took place on the 1W6h Inst., at New Haven, Miss Mary E. Jewett being the next most interested participant. The ltiveni Pnss extends congr.tulations, and wishes Mr. and Mrs. Buck all the happi ness ipossible. --Col. William T. Rodgers, of St, Louis, Missouri, arrived in Benton on Sunday's coach, and is the guest of Mr. W. B. Settle. Col. Rodgers is visiting Montana with a view of permanent settlement, intending: to engage in the cattle business and at the same time practice his profession, the law. The Colonel stopped at Butte and Helena on his way, but is mdre favorably impressed with Benton than any town he has seen. Our stores- bewilder him completely. He had no idea that a town of 1,500 inhabitants could show up four or five houses, each car rying stocks to, the value of from $250,000 to $500,000 ! It is probable Com. lRodgers will engage in the-stock business in Choteau county and make Benton headquarters. The Hlero of Big Hole Conmilng. General. Gibbon and party left Helena on ,Sunday last en route for Fort Shaw and Ben ton, and they may bie expected here soon. Col. Moale, Lieuit. Jacobs and Gen. Gibbon's !son are of the party. The citizens of Benton should tender General Gibbon, who has done excellent military service for Montana, the freedom of the city and a big reception be sides. Those here who fought under the GenBral at Big.ltole will shake his hand with something like energy and warmth of feel ing, too. General OakLes on Montana. A -Bsmarck Tribune reporter interviewed Vice President Oakes of the Northern Pacific railroad while in-that city on his return from Montana. Mr. Oakes goes into ecstacies fairly over this Territory and among other things says: "Why, the mining interests of Montana that must pay tribute to the North Pacific will pay the ruining expenses of this road and a dividend besides. There is enough ore in sight to guarantee this statement for at least twenty years." Gen. Oikes thinks the road will be com pleted and in splendid running trim within three ya h b.ut adds .that. Mr. Villard fixes the date of its bcopletion in 1882, and that gentllmau rlarely undertakes anything he does~irlt cotuplish. The Tr-ibune reporter wrun# itJ :d. O akes the admission that "'the llea or Pipesione pass will undoubt edly be adopted.in, crossing the mountains." Thisis s quite lucid. Mr. Oakes also stated that he is in favor of building a branch to the National Park and that he believes such a line would paya handsome profit even now. lie way Not in the Papers, Billy Rowe's stock herder is indignant. He was thrown over.the ears of a bucking bron cho last week and almost mashed into a jelly and yet the partial papers had not a word to say about it. Pat >didn't care a cent about his injuries, liut to be alighted by the press is What hurts his feelings. He didn't really ex pect any mention from the Record as the ambitious (?) scribe of that sheet doesn't corral more than three locals a day on an average, but when the RIVER PRESS over" loomed his toss in the air it almost broke his heart. He was reciting his woes at Rosen crans' shop last Wcdnesday when the .car rier left the pRasS there.!. Pat picked it up immediately and closely scanned every col umn.'At last he threw down the paper and in evident disgust, exclaimed: "IoW, that bates the devil! There isn't a holy word not a syllable in that paper. about meself and the fall I got yesterday. Billy Rowe wa. in. the, paper when he got hurt, and min't I~ a'dsarvipg of notoriety as inm?" Mi. RRosenc ins tried to, explain that the reporter, supposed to be omni present and ir repressible, is not really so and that atnltimes items of great" moment escapef his notice. But Pat refused to be comforted because "he was not in týhepaper,.'"and this item has therefore been prepared as a balm for his wounded feelings. Col. and Mrs: ;6ieirdeanin minurn the loss of their only chiid,fa bright little boy eighteen wmnth, ofage, wphgs .life ebbed away on liast _ltdrday m-)rnig. 'iTh funer4l was held on 8nndlay and was largely attended by the friends of the family. Mr. and Mrs. p dlenii 1av te yni'pathy of the entire codirtunity in their great bereavement. ? .:Why dp es.'noti.. some enterprisin, g: .photog rapher set up shop in Benton i; There is no question about the town supporting such an institution, and no half way support ith. I i sftppnpopular with Helena busipps p~en to estblh brach, hoqes in: entron and~we= isonder Mr. Bundy or lsomei other "p'ipin6 mn"" does not go gdOdo4 like wise There ara not less than twenty-five nepver tieen photoraphed and they .arjtst dying to see t:e pitures of thp.. littie io cents. It w tbghe euggpetsio o, of A Milliner. The RIVER PRESS recently advertised for a milliner, setting forth that some winsome lassie could come here with a small stock of dainty hats and bonnets, together with other etceteras of a milinery establishment, and soon reap a fortune. The ad. has already borne fruit and it is probable that in the near future our Benton beauties will hist have to depend on New York City or Chicago for their nobby little hats and bonnets and run the chance of receiving them two or three months behind the times and fash ion. The subjoined letter will probably ex plain itself: CorLUzus, Oltro, Aug. 15, 1881. Editor River Press : I am an occasional reader of your excel lent journal and in luoling over a recent is sue learn that you are without a miliner, in I fact that there is not one within 150 miles of your town. Now 1 am a milinet; I have a store herei but business is not what I would call rushing. I have also a little money, and if I thoaght you did not draw the picture I too brightly I would like to go to Benton and try my luck. As to being young and pretty -well, 1 think I would till the bill. I am not vain enough to have a stock of photos on hand or I would send you one. You can c tell the young men who want to "take stock t in a female milinery establishrilent" that I am of medium hci gt, average weight, that my hair is auburn, (not red), eyes blue, cheeks rosy, (no pimples) and age-that's a s leading question, and I must hold my peace. t The boys consider me winsome and most of my girl acquaintances are jealous of my at tractions. This ought to be enough on that point. But I mean business, and would like I to hear from you or any of the young men a aforesaid more specifically. You;s, in haste, A Yj EDGERTON. Amy evidently comes up tothe require ments of the case, and as the RIVEI PRESS has succeeded in getting her on the string e we now turn the auburn-locked lassie of du- e bious age over to the tender mercies of Ben- a ton's gallant youtng men. If they don't have ti Amy at the river metlopolis within three 0 months they are not the enterprising gents d we have always thought them to be. But if n the amiable Amy should change her notion a we fail back on the following which recently appeared in the Wabash (Iad ) Courier. It ought to supply B.aton's long and painfully ti felt want : r+ We doubt if there is a city in Indiana, v having the same population, of course, so 0 liberally, indeed, we might say prodigally, t supplied with milliners as Wabash. There are four millinely stores in this place, all doing a prosperous business and giving em ployment to a host of as pretty, sweet, en- n chanting, aiorable, attractive, captivating and bewitching little darlings as ever trimmed a hat or worked plain bits of ribbon into C those stunning attractions which make the a' modern spring hat a thing of joy and beauty 0 -till the fashion changes. Much as the T Covrier would regret to have Wabash lose a single one of these dear creatures, duty im pels us to lay before them the following, ta- ti ken from the RrvEri PRESS, published at ti Fort Benton, Montana, and owned by Jerry re Collins, once so well and favorably known in Wabash as one of the editors of the Cour ier. Jerry would not exaggerate, even for "I the sake of inducing a Wabash milliner to lo- hI cate in Fort Benton, and the girls may fest rc assured that he does not present the case in too rosy colors. Read it, girls, and should one of your number decide to accept the a proposition the Courier holds itself in readi- tc ness to give her full directions how to reach Fort Benton and besides furnish a letter of introduction to Jerry, who will see that honors are made easy for on arriving at Fort Benton. Bound for Benton. The Utah & Northern and Northern Pa :fic railroad compeuies, with an eye single ,o the interests of their lines, are hastening he construction of branches to Benion, the tntrepot of Montausa. The surveying parties epresenting hbth ro tis are now on their Nay to this city, between here and Helena, I nd may be expected in Benton within a few weeks. A surveying party representing the ormer ro-d was as P. ickly Pear C myon lst week and the Northern Pacific par:y in the ieighburhood or siiver City, both moving on .0 the river metropolis as rapidly as possible. [here will doubtless be a conte4t between ;hese lines as to which will get here first and :he result will be to hasten the coming of he iron horse. It will not be long after the whistle of the locomotive is heard in Helen i intil the same sweet music (in Montana) will strike the ears of our citizens. The railroad :ompanies can not slight Benton and they lave no intention of doing such a thing. The Union Pacific company, halarmed on iccount of the just indignation felt by Mon ana dealers by reason of the exhorbitant :harges made by that road on freight from he West, have issued a circular of explana ion and offer special rates to December lst )n the transportation of rice and green cof 'ee. They agree to lay these goods down at lelrose from Chicago at $1.50 per hundred. 'hey explain that the Central Pacific is cut ing into their business end that they arc oihpelledl to defeat their efforts in any leg t mate way possible. The explanation will iardly hush the hue and cry raised about the Sxhorbitant freight charges on California I roods. ---- ·14 ".-raffia.. --- Messrs. J. L. Todd, Wheaton and Den is returned from a hurating excursion on the Ihonkin. Monday evening with two beer box s full of game, and well p!eased with the esult of the expedition. Qir "devil" sug ests that the beer cases were more valuable oing than coming, but of course he has got wrong impression. The boxes were taken aut empty.to hold the game--s a matter of curse! It is not to be supposal that three uch good little Sunday school boys would Vie to the boundless prairies with two ozen bottles of the foaming. J. E: Stevens, of the RIVER Pxass has gone town into Meagher county in the interests t )f this paper and will circulate among his nany acquaintances during the eisuing.two reeks. He is fully supplied with receipts, nd nothing, we are certain, will afford him - nore p!e'asure than to fll them out.' To our eaders in Meagher county, and they are a any, we would say have your V!s ready. .Mrs. Ray's little pupils will glys an enter- I a.inment at the school house on CFriday even- I ng. It wi l:1o free to grei}ts, but a; ad nissi q of twenty-five cents will lbe asked of dl other.s, It i is not gotten up. for the pur~. ose tif making molaney1 but to please l qth I aitents a p upils pnu in a way instruct theg. utter. We hope to see an interest traken in bIe erhlbition. - j "An Evening with the Poets. The entertainment given by Mis3 A.. H. Hussey at the school house last Wednesday evening was not by any means as largely at tended as its rare merits warranted. It is not to be expected that those who regard the jolly minstrels as the ideal public entertain ers, and who would rather listen to the stale joaes of the "end men" than witness the sublime renditions of even an Edwin Booth would lend their presence on such an occasion, but it swas expected that our citizens of more cultivated tastes would show a higher appreciation of this young lady's tal ents. Many whom. we expected to see among the "entranced listeners" were con spicuous only by their absence: It does not speak flatteringly for our town that a hum bug minstrel show should have a crowded house and a few evenings afterwards Miss Hussey should read to so many empty seats. Let us hope that hereafter a better apprecia- a tion of real worth will be shown by the good people of Benton. Miss Hussey presents an attractive stage A appearance and at once makes a favorable impression on her audience. While not even c!aiming rank with the professional readers she shows points excellence that may fairly t challenge comparison with the most gifted, and there can be no doubt but that if she m seeks to make perfect by practice the gifts b that Nature has so lavishly bestowed upon her, time will place her in the front rank of readers. She reminds us of Mrs. Laura E. Dainty, a most dainty little lady and a gener al favorite on the rostrum. When Miss fIus sey has the latter's experience she will be in able to pleac. an audience as well. The "Face against the Pane" was the first re selection and its rendition well calculated to create a favorable impression with the audi ence. The conception of the piece was good in and its spirit well entered into. Good "ac tion" is one of the first essentials of oratory or recitation, and bliss Hussey seems to un derstand the fact thoroughly. Her move- ia ments are graeeful,her gestures quite natural and flowing, and her countenance capable of expressing emotion of any kind. With am voice naturally sweet and under good con- 9 trol it would seem that but little is lacking to render her master of the elocutionist's art. What she most needs is practice and culture of the voice with the self confidence that b these will bring. If she perseveres the Rivea PREs,, would not be surprised to see p Miss Hussey, in the near future, one of the most renowned lady readers of the country. "Curfew shall not ring to-night," most diffi cult of rendition, was well presented though at tirpme the emotion was rather subdued.John G. Saxe's humorous poem "Pyramus and he Thisbe," was reti.cd in good style, and she told th "How Girls Fish" as well as if she hadl been he there herself many a time. The selections i, throughout were well calculated to test a T reader's power and Miss Hussey sustained JO herself well in all of them. The audienceo appreciated her efforts highly and accorded Ja her hearty applause at the conclusion of each Tc recitation. Now, that her merits are known, we are certain that Miss Hussey would have Gi a crowded house should she return to Ben- J ton at some future time. A Planing 1111. W While in the city last week Mr. A. M. Hol ter partly made arrangements for establish- J ing at this point a planing and re-sawing A mill. The machinery has been ordered from. J the East and may possib!y arrive this fall yet. In that event the mill will be put in operation at once, but the chanices are that it will be delayed until next season. Such an institution is badly needed in Bsnton and has B been for the past two years. The mill will B not be lOc:ted on the levee, but a Y nowhhere in the bottom north of the Wilton brick yard. K School Trustees. The election of School Trustees last Siat, irday passed off very quietly, and without. C nuch interest being taken in the same. The ollowing is the result: For Trustees--Her nan Brinkinan, 105; Et ward Duno, 84; Ru us Payne, 31; Max Waterman, 3; O W. i ielly, 2. Messrs. Brinkman and Dunn hav ng received the highest number of votes are luly re-elected, and the compliment is a de erved one. Johnny Murphy had no oppo- f oi.ion and he received the full one hundred t Ind fourteen votes. Mr. Murphy has Zeal >usly filled this position for a number of eals nad the D s;rict can depend on it that is portion of the work will be well and aithfully done. River Ripples. n Thi Butte, of the Benton P Line, is ex ected at Claggett every day. The steamboat lines will do well to come . rut even this season. The fates have been I Lgainst them from the start. b The steamer Benton which is one of the nluckiest and luckiest on the river, is probab y at Bismarck loading for up the river. The Dacotah left Bismarck on the 18th, )ond for Poplar Creek and laden with h.ree hundred tons of freight. She made a dean up of freight consigned to the Coulson inc. It is reported by the steamers that have ust arrived that the water at Buford is forty., wo inches deep; at Poplar river, thirty nches and with the exception of Niseh Wall c )ar, about thirty inches to Carroll and from here to Coal Banks about two feet.--Bis aarek Tribune. The boats from above report the freight a ying along the river about as follows: Sev nty tons of Dtcotah's freight at Grand Is and; eighty-tons of Nellie Peck's freight at t he mouth of Sandy. The iack Hills and lent6n have each 'left` about eighty tons of n' reight at Nisch. Wall bar. The Key West " tut off about half her load at the same place. -BisntmardA aibune. s1 epanrient Oriran~taton 60 the Shon kin D)itrcet Stock Association. The meeting bf the cattle growers of the a felt,, Highwood. Shonkiin and: Arrow creek anges, was hel4 at Ilentoi, Saturday, Au- lI ust 7, according to announcement. The attendance: was l>iarge, ;fully three ourths ofthe stockmn of the district being epresented. The eeting s called to or ler at 0 p. ti, Mr. 4. Iarris, presiding. After re~4lingthe minutes of the prelim- c nary etig hel..ly h, the Can:titu- I tion and By-Laws adopted at that time were read by the Secretary, and stockmen present who had not yet appended their signatures were invited to do so. The election of per manent officers then took place and resulted as follows : John Harris, President; John .Leplev, Vice President; M. E. Milner, Secretary; John H. Green, Treasurer. EXEOUTIVE COMMITTEE. A. W. Kingsbury, Wm. Morrow, Cor nelius Hackshaw, John Harris, M. E. Mil ner. COMMITTEE ON ARBITRATION. G. W. Frields, J. M. Boardman, David Morrow, G. D. t'eterson, Frank Bain. DETECTIVES. Thos. H. Martin, W. H. Thomas. The Association then proceeded to regular business. Several articles of the By-Laws came up for discussion, and Article 7 was amended as follows : "That the.regular meetings of the Associa tion be appointed for the last Saturday in April and the last Saturday in August." It was moved and seconded that Article 16 be added to the By-Laws, as follows ; "Any person having stock cattle within this district, and claiming it in whole or part as his range, uponwhis -refusal to become a member of this Association, shall be de barred from rounding-up with this Associa tion, from the use of its corrals, and from de riving any of its privileges and benefits." Carried. It was moved and seconded that 200 calves branded within the year be the mag imum number that can be represented on round-up by one man, and that each man so representing be required to furnish three horses for his use. Carried. After some informal discussion the meet ing adjourned to reassemble at 8 o'clock p. m. EVENING SESSION. The attendance was only about half as large as that of the morniug. Several stock mnen became members who could not attend earlier in the day. The President called the meeting to order, buht nearly all the time was given to informal discussion. Several motions were put ani carried that will appear on the records. The hour having grown late, and much business remaining to be settled,the Associa tion adjourned subject to the call of the President. M. E. MILNER, Secretary. The Jurors. The following list of grand and trial jurors have been drawn for the September term of the District Court and are expected to be on hand at the court room next Tuesday : A B Hami.ton, Ed Dann, Ira Myers, A A DeLorimer, T E Collins, Ed Kelly, Paris Gibson, John Harris, Jos A Baker, L H Rosencrans, A W;Kingsbury, Jore Sullivan,I Jos Hirshberg, W S Wetzel, Jno N Boardman, Geo Clendennin, jr,, P H Relies, Rufus Payne, Tom Daun, . John H Evans. TRIAL JUROBRS Geo Farmer, J T Sandford, Ed Flint, Neil Mclntyre, J H Caldwell, H Brinkman. W S Evans, Chas Rowe, Qeorge Moore, E L Smith, Geo Croff, W G Allen, W s Stockinge. C M Lanning, W A Thompson, Chas Petersen, H J Wackerlin, Pa rick Whalen, DaAid Wareham, J C Lilly, John Hezekiah, J F Morgan, J J Murphy, T B Curtis, John Glass, Dan Samples, R S Culbertson, Victor Content, J C Bourassa, A J Vance, ADVER'I8EDb LET'TERI. Remaining in the Post Office at Fort Benton, M. T for the week ending August 31, 18.1. A4dama, Wal Padmore. PW Berine, H Robbins, AE Barrett Bros Rutherford, RHO Beete, Joseph St: Ammant, E Brown, Myron Sullenger. Robt bay, Mrs. Elien Thorton, Elliott Gray J M Thetodeau, John Jackson, Taylor Teeb rs, John Kellor, G Upham, A D Lewis, A Whitney, C L-avitt, Mr- T F Wit Chris Leavitt, Mrs Moilit Wilsn, Geo A Mead, Richard P Wiley, A C Mc..Meel. Patick Young, John Nichois.~ Wm P 2 Yeatea, Gentry Oleson, Jas 2 Yetter, J J Price, E J Zanvean, Jos M. A. FLANAar, p M. While digging a hole to put down a post in his blabksmith shop to-day, Dick Mee came upon a pine box in a good state of pre servation about eighteen inches below the surface. Continuing the investigation he found it was a rough coffin and contained the remains of an infant. Little more than skin and bones were left. Dick concluded not to further disturb the grave. -. ----- . m,,------4 4..._ Another indication that civilization is moving on towards Benton! The sewing machine man is in our midst and his wagon with the legend, "The Singer is the best," painted on the same, may be seen every day i on our streets. The lightning rod man and vendor of windmills will soon be here. They never permit the sewing machine agent to get in much ahead of them. TlAnDE TOPICS, 1 The genuine "Sultana" cigar for sale at a Wetzel's. Buy the celebrated "Montana" overalls at Gans & Klein's. Spring and summer styles of hats at Gans b and Klein's, at cost. Buy your clothing at Gauns& Klein's, and a save 25 to 40 per cent. Spring and sulmmer goods are selling at cost at Gans & Klein's, For shelf hardware of all kinds go to Wackerlin's. A large invoice just received. Have your measure taken for a nobby suit a at Gans & Klein's. They will guarantee a b fit. b I'ianos and1 Orgsa, the Celebrated e Singer Sewn t R*aclhfeb. at -edrock Prices. TRItpu , NEEL d& C'O. Gans & Klein are now offering induce- o ments to buyers that have never been equalled in Benton. A few of the celebrated '-Union Churns" still left at Wetzel's, which they are selling at a bargain. The finest and largest assortment of ladies' 3 and misses' white and colored skirts in town are displayed at W. B. Wetzel's. .J H. Wackerlin & Co. have received a large number of railrt ad wheelbarrows. The d miners will please n~ise a note of the fact. The finest .ssortment of three and four lighti chandellers. library and bracket lamps ! for sale at bedtrock prices at W. S. Wetzel's. I .Underwear, hosiery, white and fancy shirts. ties, searf, silk and linen handker- 1i chiefs, in all styles and qualities, at Gans & ' 1K~eln-. W. S. Wetzei has the hi gest stock and most complete assortmemt, ,f tobacco and cigars in Benton, and is ecwitxntl]y receivindral additions to it. Call and exminim e for you r..t selves. Carpenters and buildc'r attention t W sal Wetzel has now received his full assortment ass of carpenter's and builder's hardware, tools, :rt etc., and respectfully invites an examination of his stock and prices. J. H. Wackerlin & Co. have an immense stock of cooking and heating stoves on hand which they are selling at bed rock prices. If you want a heating stove for the winter do not fail to call on Wackerlin. W. S. Wetzel respectfully calls the atten. tion of the public to the fact that he is not selling men's and boys' clothing and furnish ing goods below cost, but he is selling cloth ing of all description at prices that cut be low anything in Fort Benton. A large sup ply of the celebrated California clothing and gloves always on hand. Boys' and youths' suits a specialty. Murphy, Neel & Co. have just received a Large stock of Furniture, Stoves, Schuttler Wagons, Groceries, Liquors, Cigars, Dry Goods, Buckeye Mowers, Buckeye Mowers and Reapers, Sulky Plows, Walking Plows, Milwaukee Beer, Wines, Oranges, Lemons, Apples, 1Everything you want, Cheap as the cheapest, Largest store building in Montana, Lowest prices. First National OF Fort Benton. «'. G. CONRAD, Presideiit Jos. S. HILL, Vice-President R. A. LUKE, Cashier WE TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSI N E4W. Will issue Exchange or Telegraphic Transfers, available in all parts of the United States, Canadas and Europe. Buy at the highest rat s, Gold Dust, Coin, Gold and Silver Bullion and Local Securities. Keen current accounts with merchants, stockmen, freighters and others subject to sight drafts. Will pay special attention to collections, and all other business entrusted to our care. Will pay interest c.n time deposits, and discount notes or bankable paper. Will make advances to merchants, stock dealers and others, as are suited to their requirements. Will give freight rates on wool to all Eastern cities, and make liberal advances on same at a low rate of interest. S. T. H .USER T. C. POWER W. G, CONRAD, JOS. S. HILL, JNO. IIUNSBERGER R. A. LUKE, J Furniture, in endle.s variety, t ot COat to close out sam:e. Now is our opportunity, RlURPHIY, NEEL & CO. New Ferry Boat Running regularly from the foot of Rhondi street ACROSS mMISSOURI Prices Reasonable. LYNCH & FLINT, Owners and vnanage rs. Bueheye llowvers and Conabtaned fla clines, sull y tguarante -d, .itha a bull line al extras. tilh. best :,nl tIhe;m iirklet. I have removed my M1eat Market tem por arily to the room on the corner of Main and Bond streets, lately occupied by F. U. Roos velt & Co. as a furniture store. My. patrons will please take notice. Will be in my new brick, on Main street, in a few weeks. J. J. KENNEDY. August 31, 81. W'e are tile duly auth tzoed agent. for the New Ser es of School Booksu. A full supply ..ow o. l hand. A.iUwMP .PY, Ny EL & CO. Music. Prof. Lorenze's band is prepared at all times to furnish music for private parties, balls or amusements of any kind. Good music and prices reasonable. Address him at Fort Benton M. T. 40 ESTRAY NOTICE. Came to my ranch on the Teton about the middle iP: of May, one brown horse, lest front foot white and branded S on left shoulder. The owner can have the same by proving `property and paying charges. H. A. KENNERLY. Thoroughbred Rams ! FOR SALE. Three hundred thoroughbred Merino, Sonthdown and Cotswold Rams for Sale. These Hams are from . the flocks of some of the beat breeders of thorough. bred sheep in the United States. The Merinos were bred by Hen. George Campbell, of Vermont, and arc especially adapted to the climate of Montana. because their comparative freedom from wrinkles and grease or yolk. Prices reasonable. Our ranch is seven miles from Benton, where we shall be vleased to see all parties inter sted in thor oughbred sheep. PAms GlasoN & SoN, Fort Benton, June 1, 1881. NOTICE OF FINAL ENTRY. LAND OPPICE AT HELENA, MONTANA. August 24, 1891. NOTICE is hereby given that the following named settler hat filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before J. W. Tatiau. Probate Judge, Choteau County, M. T., at Fort' Bentoa. M. T., on Wednesday, October 5, 1881, viz: Ranod:ph Smith declaratory statement No. 4117 for the S E quarer of NE uarter and Lot 1 ot Sec. 2 and the S W quarter of N W I-qarter and Lot 4" He names the following Witnesses to prove his continuous residenc- upon and cultivation of said land, viz; Willam H Todd, John Gfuthrile, James Yore and Worden P Wren, all of Fort Benton, Choteau county, M, T. J. f. 1oz Register. It is hereby ordered that the above notice be pub ished for 5 consecutive weeks in the Rivza Pl.sS, a paper puiiblished weekly at Ft. Benton, Montana, at Ihe expense of the applicaunet. J H Mo,.